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France here the US meantime the race for the GOP presidential nomination has been heating up former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney expected officially.
Again in next Thursday and there's still questions out there about what Sarah Palin's gonna -- Evan -- now Fox News contributor and former senator and governor from Indiana's been mentioned many times himself as a possible candidate to either be president or vice president of the past so.
I guess you know senator what people are going through at least from the point of view of this.
Like what Mitch Daniels from your home state just went through discussing.
With their families whether or not to run for president.
What type of me to -- one of the few people -- really about that what type of an experience is that.
Well it's an intensely personal experience or -- in the case of our governor Daniels and his wife and daughters had some qualms and at the end of the day I take my hat off to him for putting his family had a political ambition.
And that's kind of a rare thing these days so first you gotta go through that whole process of -- if I run and asked to be about more than my ego what do I want to do for the country to I have -- what I think it takes then you have to you know check with your family because it's Finley undertaking.
And the final screen you have to a kind of view the decision through -- Kenya when -- that are practical thing to do right some people some people -- without any hope of winning but hopefully most people a little more practical.
Well wolf if you look at the GOP field out its its distinct from where you sit as a former democratic senator.
And governor and we have some of the faces up there that are potential candidates in the field and Mitt Romney on the left side of the screen officially gonna get -- next week but we've known forever since last election and it really that he's gonna run.
Does -- scare you the most as a Democrat or somebody else.
None of them really scare me as if I put my democratic -- on Nagano what -- -- have an incumbent.
Really it's a referendum about the incumbent and so this is going to be about that jobs about gas prices the previous story -- they're coming down a little bit.
It's going to be about the deficit those of the the major issues.
That will shape this election and if GDP is growing north of two and a half 3% things look good for the president if oil prices are stable or slightly declining they'll look good.
The deficits hard there's no -- way to deal with that but it has to be done and that's the major issue for independent so.
My guess is that Republicans which is a mainstream candidate like a Mitt Romney like a Tim -- someone like that there is a less than 5050 chance but a chance that they will choose someone from the further right.
Which -- you could see a repetition -- what happened last time in Delaware and to a lesser extent Colorado and Nevada where the Republican nominee.
I just couldn't appeal to the mainstream and really gave the Democrats in seats that otherwise the Republicans would have had a a very good chance of winning yes and I don't I don't think that I don't think that will happen but that's a risk for the republic.
You think Obama middle of the road let's just assume they -- us this image -- our point here.
-- -- somebody that I -- -- Year you're making the argument for President Obama just hypothetically speaking and the election is you -- week.
How what how do you articulate the economic argument right now if your President Obama.
Well thankfully the -- not a week I would anticipate that the recover.
Very well one of the big on notes here tunnels what is the economy do between.
Now and a year from now because it's really a year from now the people will start making up their minds about how they feel about their own.
Personal family financial situation their job security is -- income going up you know the whole middle class -- -- that using a little bits of the case that make for the president.
Assuming that we've had you know a decent recovery between now and then -- up with some fits and start does look.
He inherited a heck of a mess deepest recession since the 1930s finger this fall on the floor made some of tough decisions to stabilize things.
Is it as good as we would like no but is it heading and a better direction yes and slowly but surely we're creating jobs now the economy's moving in a better direction.
And if we stay the course we can look forward to a more robust economic aren't.
Senator by great to see you lobby on against him thanks offer coming up.
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